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28 August

489 – Italy – Battle of Isonzo (Romano-Germanic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Isonzo_(489)

663 – Korea – Battle of Baekgang ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baekgang

1189 – Israel – Siege of Acre began (Third Crusade). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Acre_(1189%E2%80%9391)

1521 – Serbia – Ottoman Turks occupied Belgrade.

1542 – Ethiopia – Battle of Wolfa (Abyssinian-Adal War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wofla


1609 – America – Delaware Bay discovered by Henry Hudson. https://youtu.be/wuk21ciiZ6U  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hudson

1619 – Holy Roman Empire – Ferdinand II became Holy Roman Emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_II,_Holy_Roman_Emperor

1624 – Netherlands – Siege of Breda began (Eighty Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Breda_(1624)

1640 – England – Battle of Newburn (Second Bishop’s War). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=29

1648 – England – Siege of Colchester ended (Second English Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Colchester

1789 – GB – Enceladus (Saturn Moon) discovered by William Herschel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enceladus

1826 – Greece – Ottoman-Egyptian Invasion of Mani ended (Greek War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman–Egyptian_invasion_of_Mani


1830 – USA – Race between Tom Thumb locomotive & horse drawn train. https://youtu.be/uj85DZkvbMk  http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/tomthumb.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Thumb_(locomotive)

1833 – British Empire – Slavery Abolition Act received Royal Assent. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/black/175_anni.asp

1845 – USA – First issue of Scientific American magazine published. https://archive.org/details/scientific-american-1845-08-28 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_American

1861 – USA – Battle of Hattaras Inlet Batteries began (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hatteras_Inlet_Batteries


1862 – USA – Second Battle of Bull Run began (American Civil War). https://youtu.be/LnxXCJFE5Fs http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/second-manassas.html

1898 – USA – Brad’s Drink renamed Pepsi-Cola. http://www.pepsistore.com/history.asp

1901 – Philippines – Silliman University founded. http://su.edu.ph/page/10-history

1909 – Greece – Goudi Coup. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goudi_coup


1913 – Netherlands – Peace Palace opend by Queen Wilhemina. https://youtu.be/3vpDBPIbx7M  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_Palace


1914 – North Sea – Battle of Heligoland Bight (WWI). https://youtu.be/anATgBxYVoI http://www.britishbattles.com/firstww/battle-heligoland-bight.htm

1916 – Romania – Declared war on Austria-Hungary (WWI).

1916 – Germany – Declared war on Romania (WWI).

1916 – Italy – Declared war on Germany (WWI).

1917 – USA – 10 Suffragettes arrested whilst picketing at the White House. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-woodrow-wilson-picketed-by-women-suffragists

1924 – Georgian SSR – August Uprising began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Uprising

1940 – Germany – RAF bombers hit Berlin (WWII).

1942 – Poland – Sarny Massacre ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarny_Massacre

1942 – Germany – British bombers attacked Nürnberg and Saarbrücken (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USSR – Soviet Air Force plane crashed near Egvekinot, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430828-0

1944 – France – Marselle and Toulon liberated (WWII).

1944 – UK – USAAF plane crashed near Glasgow-Prestwick Airport, 25 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440828-2

1945 – Japan – USAAF plane missing off Okinawa, 19 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450828-0

1947 – Norway – DNL plane crashed near Harstad, 35 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470828-0

1947 – UK – RAF plane crashed near Westgate, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470828-1


1963 – USA – March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – Martin Luther King Jr gives ‘I have a dream’ speech. https://youtu.be/I47Y6VHc3Ms https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Have_a_Dream


1963 – USA – Evergreen Point Bridge opened between Seattle and Medina, Washington. https://youtu.be/mimknT-N7cs http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=690

1964 – USA – Philadelphia race riots began. http://northerncity.library.temple.edu/content/collections/columbia-avenue-riots/what-interpretative-essay


1988 – West Germany – Ramstein Airshow Disaster, 75 killed. https://youtu.be/MG1f3ukUxYI WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramstein_air_show_disaster


1990 – USA – Tornado hit Plainfield and Joliet, Illinois, 28 killed. https://youtu.be/m0RYBZf16cU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/reference/history-tornado.aspx


1994 – Canada – XV Commonwealth Games in Victoria ended. https://youtu.be/ytlWDHBUa7I https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Commonwealth_Games

1995 – Bosnia & Herzegovina – Second Markale Massacre (Bosnian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markale_massacres

1996 – UK – Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales divorced.

2003 – England – Electricity blackout cuts off power to south east England, and 60% of London’s underground network brought to a halt. http://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/archives/assembly-reports-pubserv-powercut.pdf


2011 – USA – Hurricane Irene, hit east coast, 47 killed. https://youtu.be/jrd1K12ZW5g WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.noaa.gov/extreme2011/irene.html

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1756 – David Evans, Richard Varley, John Holdsworth and Elijah Oaks were executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1932 – Fire broke out at Ben Johnson & Co premises in Micklegate.